ordinarily, when a collection starts off on the 'trip-hop' side, i
pull back a bit. but from the first cut, this was no ordinary set.
the inability to pigeonhole any of it is only one of passage's
strongpoints. by the time i got to 'overpass' this collection owned me. as someone who has, and listens to EVERYTHING, it
takes a special something to get me involved-in fact, i was designing a poster for a client, and would find myself stopping
to look back at what was on-this is a work which conjures up
many feelings- fro example, by the end of the opening cut, washes of projects like 'burial' were floating somewhere in the
back of my brain. none of this is to say it SOUNDS like anyone
else- its got its own integrity.
essential stuff from monotonik. right up there with sleepy town
manufacture. if these were monotonik's only two artists, theyd be one super label.
great stuff, now get back to work with more. (i liked that reference to AROVANE in your website)